By LYNN DeBRUINAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sleep in a doghouse rather than jail, walk through town with a humiliating sign or cut off a child's ponytail as eye-for-eye punishment.
Such unconventional sentences that shame defendants are steadily
By ALEX KENNEDYAssociated Press
SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil fell to near $79 a barrel Monday in Asia as Europe's economic woes offset a supply disruption from a storm that shut down about a quarter of crude output in the Gulf of Mexico.
Benchmark oil for August delivery was down 38 cents at $79.38 a
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress doesn't have any evidence so far of a White House cover-up involving a botched gun-tracking operation, a top Republican said Sunday, countering the House speaker's assertion that President Barack Obama or his aides deliberately misled lawmakers
By KEVIN FREKING and PAUL FOYAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - It was an entertaining exchange, as one-man debates go.
Dan Liljenquist, hoping to shock the political world on Tuesday, didn't let Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch's absence this month stop
By SELCAN HACAOGLUAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - NATO will hold emergency talks on Tuesday to discuss Syria's downing of a Turkish jet fighter, but the alliance is not expected to take military action, even if it confirms Turkey's claim that the unarmed plane was
By CAIN BURDEAU and SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby's outer bands lashed Florida with rain and kicked up rough surf off Alabama on Sunday, prompting storm warnings for those states and causing at least one death.
The death in Florida was blamed on a
By NICOLE WINFIELD and VICTOR L. SIMPSONAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican has brought in the Fox News correspondent in Rome to help improve its communications strategy as it tries to cope with years of communications blunders and one of its most serious scandals
By SUZAN FRASERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Syria said Saturday it shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane because the plane entered its airspace, insisting it was "not an attack" as both sides desperately tried to de-escalate the episode before it exploded into a
By GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky was either a "predatory pedophile" who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued